At 8 mins 10 seconds in the report states that is costs several hundred thousand pounds just to keep one person in one of these private hospitals per year, it is big bucks and big business at the expense of the poor person with autism. It is an institution. Kids as young as eleven are being sent there and taken away from their parents. It is social services that is letting them down. Why is social services letting them down because as it states in the report that if a social worker can get the person with autism sent to one of these units they don't have to pay, the NHS foots the massive bill. That is your caring social services for you. They are locking people away who could be cared for in the community with specially trained carers which would be a lot cheaper but it is coming down to who pays for the bill. This is so wrong, murderers behind bars in prison are treated better. For many it is a padded cell with a chair and a bed day in day out year in year out and they wonder why the person with autism gets so upset. Yes people with autism can have meltdowns but specially trained carers put in place can deal with it and often prevent it.
Now we have American firms buying up these units because there is so much big money involved and yet the government said half would be closed down soon, another lie. God help them all and take pity on them for this is a national disgrace hidden away from the population and people are suffering, being stripped and injected to act like zombies when they don't have a mental problem, they have autism.
Autism is not a mental health condition. Putting people with autism into a situation which will only cause extreme stress and meltdowns is disgusting. People are being failed. May God work a miracle and get those places closed down and free the people who should not be there in the first place.